The Bovidae (Mammalia, Artiodactyla) from the late Miocene of Akkașdağı, Turkey


en Geodiversitas 27 (4) - Pages 747-791

Published on 31 December 2005

This article is a part of the thematic issue Geology, mammals and environments at Akkașdağı, late Miocene of Central Anatolia

The study of the bovid material from Akkașdağı allows the identification of seven species: Gazella cf. capricornis, Gazella aff. pilgrimi, Prostrepsiceros rotundicornis, Miotragocerus valenciennesi, Tragoportax aff. amalthea, Pachytragus crassicornis, and Palaeoryx majoriMiotragocerus valenciennesi over Tragoportax gaudryi and the priority of Miotragocerus over other generic names are suggested (Tragocerus, Graecoryx, Sivaceros, Pikermicerus, Dystychoceras). Moreover, Palaeoryx majori is recognized as a valid species and the chrono-spatial relations of Prostrepsiceros and Protoryx/Pachytragus lead to some alternative working hypotheses.


Mammalia, Artiodactyla, Bovidae, late Miocene, middle Turolian, Akkașdağı, Central Anatolia, Turkey

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